Canon EOS M10 Review

July 6, 2016 | Mark Goldstein | |

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 18.0 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 18.5 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 6

LENS

Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Dynamic IS available with compatible lenses

FOCUSING

Type

Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor [18]

AF System/ Points

49 AF points (Maximum) [15]

AF working range

EV 1-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)

AF Modes

One-Shot AF and Servo AF

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)

Selected AF point display

Indicated on LCD monitor

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button

AF Assist Beam

via LED assist beam

Manual Focus

Available in camera menu, MF & AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot).
MF Peaking available

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering
(2) Partial metering at center
(3) Spot metering
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

'+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity (8)

AUTO(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments [8]
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)

SHUTTER

Type

Electronically controlled focal-place shutter

Speed

30-1/4000 sec in 1/3 stop increments (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

LCD MONITOR

Type

Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots.

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of five levels

Display Options

Switchable via INFO. Button
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Liveview image no information
(3) Liveview image full info
(4) Liveview image basic info

Depth of field preview

Yes, via customisable Movie Button

FLASH

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

5

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 24mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

On (Auto FE), On (Manual), Slow Synchro, Off

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

X-sync

1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

SHOOTING

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto mode (Stills and Movie), Creative Assist (Stills and Movie), Hybrid Auto, Self Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Food, HDR, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration

Creative Assist:
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color Tone (19 levels)
Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, custom)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 4.6 fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 7 images RAW [16][19]

LIVE VIEW MODE

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen plus MF Peaking) Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF II (Face + Tracking, 1-point AF)

Display Options

Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

RAW: (3:2) 5184 x 3456, (4:3) 4608 x 3456, (16:9) 5184 x 2912, (1:1) 3456 x 3456
JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184 x 3456, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608 x 3456, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184 x 2912, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456 x 3456, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480 x 480

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Miniature Effect - HD, VGA - (6, 3, 1.5 fps)
Hybrid Auto - HD - (30 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Folders

New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions

5 Custom Functions with 13 settings including 3 customisable buttons/controls

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback zoom

1.5x - 10x enabled in 10 steps

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display

Slide Show

Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)

Other

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [17]
HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

STORAGE

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 [20]
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

For Wi-Fi connection to a PC via Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

SOFTWARE

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional

Other

Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12

Battery life

Approx. 255 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) [5]
Approx. 210 shots (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.
Auto Power Off
ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12, Battery charger LC-E12E

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

108 x 66.6 x 35 mm

Weight (body only)

Approx. 301g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Body Jacket EH28-CJ
Face Jacket EH28-FJ
Neck Strap EM-E2

Lenses

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Other

Interface cable IFC-400PCU
HDMI Cable HTC-100